Chinese netizens have begun trending the hashtag, #IreneApologize# in light of Red Velvet Irene‘s recent controversy regarding her past behavior. A Chinese stylist, Belle Shao, who worked with Red Velvet for a previous fashion spread, has stepped up to support allegations made against the visual member.

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#IreneApologize# Seeing this trend, I was not at all surprised. Irene is indeed beautiful, but she’s very rude. (If I spoke on it, it would go over 1000 characters) Whoever has worked with her, will know. I think that locally, only I’ve worked with her. Her face is wasted on her.

— Belle Shao, Stylist

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“I researched a little, and this lady has worked with many celebrities. You can trust her.” | Weibo

Upon further research, netizens uncovered that Belle Shao has worked for multiple celebrities. Specifically, she worked with Red Velvet for the CHIC Magazine September spread back in 2018.

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I just want to say that it’s true. Given that they are a foreign group, I only worked with her for a day. But the Korean staff that has to work with her every day, they have it the worst. They all shiver in fear. She completely doesn’t she anyone but herself.

— Belle Shao, Stylist

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As Chinese netizens are beginning to support the claims against Irene, many have expressed their disappointment in her. Irene has spoken up with an apology and a promise to reflect on her behavior.